Katniss and Peeta (Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson) hardly have time to celebrate their survival during the Hunger Games before they find themselves back in the arena facing another life and death battle called the Quarter Quell.
Why Is The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Rated PG-13?
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire is rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action, some frightening images, thematic elements, a suggestive situation and language.
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Violence: Characters remove a dead animal from a trap. Characters are forced to attend a ceremony. Soldiers storm a crowd, knocking people aside and pulling an old man to the stage where he is shot in the head (not seen on screen). They later carry his dead body away. Soldiers are sent out to the districts to quell the rebellion. A resister is tied to a post and flogged. His bloody back is shown. Other characters are hit with the whip or threatened with a gun. The soldiers round up people, ransack their homes and set buildings on fire. A man is attacked and beaten in order to cause psychological distress to a competitor. Arrows, axes, knives and other weapons are used in the Games. Some characters are electrocuted or killed with poison gas. Wild animals, floodwaters and other natural disasters injure or kill contestants. Bloody injuries are shown on several occasions. A character is badly burned. Characters are covered in blood from a “blood” rainstorm. A woman is attacked and stabbed. Characters experience other forms of psychological torment. A character tries to attack a man with a medical syringe.
Sexual Content: Young characters kiss on several occasions. A girl asks a boy to stay in her room with her after she wakes up from a nightmare. A female character undresses in front of others; some back nudity is seen.
Language: The script contains at least two “bleeped” sexual expletives, some scatological slang, a few moderate and mild profanities, as well as several terms of Deity.
Alcohol / Drug Use:Liquor bottles litter a man’s house and he is shown drunk at the table. Drinks are served at a social event. A character is given a drink to make him throw up so that he can stuff himself with more food. A couple of characters are given medical injections to relieve pain or cause sleep. A main character takes a drink of liquor to deal with a stressful revelation.
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Jennifer Lawrence won critical acclaim with her role in the R-rated Silver Linings Playbook. She can also be seen in X-Men: First Class. Josh Hutcherson stars in Journey to the Center of the Earth and Bridge to Terabithia.
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Canadian Home Video Rating: PG
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Home Video Notes: The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
Release Date: 7 March 2014
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire releases to home video (Blu-ray/DVD/Ultraviolet) with the following extras:
- Audio Commentary with Director Francis Lawrence and Producer Nina Jacobson
- Deleted Scenes
- Sneak Peek of Divergent
- Exclusive HD Content
- Nine-part feature-length documentary: Surviving the Game: Making Catching Fire